Create a sultry makeup look with warm-toned products

Even if you aren’t a fan of dramatic makeup, it’s good to know how to create a look that fits a given occasion. You probably have work-appropriate looks, wedding looks and a dewy makeup look. But what about something for a night out? How do you use your existing products to go glam?
As luck would have it, sultry makeup doesn’t require purchasing a new eye shadow palette or even a new lipstick. Start by perfecting your base with two different shades of foundation. You can use one for coverage and the other for contouring. After that, build a dramatic eye look using a sequence of white gold, tawny beige, walnut and peach eye shadows. Add a pop of color to the cheeks and lips in coordinating shades, and you’ll have a sultry look in no time.
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Materials
- Liquid foundation, two shades (NYX Total Control Drop Foundation)
- Damp beauty sponge
- Liquid concealer (Fenty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer)
- Dusty rose blush (e.l.f. Primer-Infused Blush, Always Rosy)
- Cheek brush
- White gold highlighting powder (Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit, Summer)
- Tapered highlighting brush
- Black-brown eyebrow pencil with spoolie (Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil, Espresso)
- Matte tawny beige eye shadow (Morphe 25A Copper Spice Artistry Palette, Lit)
- Fluffy blending brush
- Matte walnut eye shadow (Morphe 25A Copper Spice Artistry Palette, Version)
- Small eye shadow brush
- Matte peach eye shadow (Morphe 25A Copper Spice Artistry Palette, Overcast)
- Mascara (optional)
- Brown lip liner (NYX Lip Liner Pencil, Cocoa)
- Dusty pink lipstick (NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Istanbul)
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Instructions
1. Even out your complexion by applying the lighter shade of liquid foundation to your face, then use a damp beauty sponge to diffuse the product. Tip: If you have areas that need more coverage, apply more foundation as needed.
2. Cover dark circles under your eyes by applying liquid concealer with the applicator wand. Use the damp beauty sponge to press the concealer into your skin, so it blends with your foundation.
3. Contour your face with the darker foundation. Apply small dots of color around the upper corners of your forehead, under the cheekbones and along the jawline. Use the beauty sponge to diffuse the product and eliminate harsh lines.
4. Liven up your cheeks by tapping dusty rose blush onto the apples, then sweep the color upward at a diagonal angle toward the top of your ear. Press the beauty sponge against the upper and lower edges of the blush to eliminate any harsh edges.
5. Highlight your cheekbones, temples, nose and brow bone by brushing white gold highlighting powder onto the skin with a tapered highlighting brush.
6. Fill in your brows with black-brown eyebrow pencil, then use the spoolie to diffuse the pigment and groom your brows.
7. Apply a base coat of matte tawny beige eye shadow onto the eye area with a fluffy blending brush.
8. Sweep matte walnut eye shadow into the crease and onto the outer corner of the eyelid. Tip: Move the brush in windshield wiper motions to deposit shadow from corner to corner.
9. Apply concealer to the eyelid with a small eye shadow brush. This will conceal any darkness from the other shadows and will make the next color appear brighter.
10. Apply peach eye shadow to the eyelid in a patting motion by using the small eye shadow brush.
11. Apply two coats of black mascara to your lashes, if desired. Note: The model has eyelash extensions.
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12. Line your lips with brown lip liner, then fill them in with dusty pink lipstick.
Stay pretty!
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